Wednesday, 27 December 2006

So, how well does my husband know me?

I squealed with surprised delight. The Sage had got it so right. He had chosen a perfect present and given me no clue.
Then he gave me another parcel. I squeaked higher and louder with renewed excitement.

Glasses shattered. Children cowered in the corner, hands over their ears. The dog howled, bats rose, flapping, from the eaves and mice crawled from their holes, paws risen in supplication and surrender.

I am, it must be said, a pleasure to buy presents for.

This evening, we were making coffee. He added milk to my sister's mug and waved the bottle in my direction. "Do you take milk?" he asked.

8 comments:

jen said...

that is hilarious. HILARIOUS.

Z, that last line killed me. Married for years and years....and yet this...

and yet, the other. not exactly fair that you aren't spilling the details on "Z's perfect gifts"

Z said...

I thought you might like to take a guess, Jen ;-)

jen said...

hmmm. ok.

a rare bottle of wine? gardening materials, seeds or some other sort of rarity? or wait, a piece of art by a local artist you've been admiring?


hmmm.

Wendz said...

Oh you gave me a chuckle...well done Sage!

Now come on...what did you get? I am agog and can't even begin to guess.

I hope you had a lovely Christmas Z. New Year just around the corner and then life resumes.

Ally said...

Lovely! :). But good that he's concentrating on the big things ... :).

The Boy said...

Priceless, something I could have done.

Mind you, its not just a male thing. My dear mum turned to me yesterday and asked if I wanted a cup of coffee. Haven't had a cup of filter coffee in over 35 years.

Chairwoman of the bored said...

Perhaps The Sage has problems with complicated multi-tasking (simultaneously making several cups of coffee).

My mother frequently addressed me as 'Sand', which was the name of her cat.

Z said...

You're being very kind, Chairwoman. I think our family is so large now that we get everyone mixed up. I'm far worse, in fact; all my family are used to interchangeable names and answer to anything they are called, whether it's the name of a sibling or a dog, of the same sex or the other. I apologise, every so often, but I'm not likely to improve.